This episode is sponsored in part by Cancer Support Los Angeles and their fundraising comedy game show, “Funny On Purpose” — hosted by J. Keith! Featuring scheduled guests (and former GFY guests) Ophira Eisenberg, Laraine Newman, Mindy Sterling and more! Go to http://bit.ly/FunnyonPurpose to watch the show on April 1!
You’ve been served some out-of-the park trivia on the newest episode of Go Fact Yourself!
Jason Benetti is the play-by-play announcer for the Chicago White Sox, and Jason had a firsthand look at the strangest baseball season in history. Even though there weren’t any crowds, each game did showcase some not-safe-for-work dialogue from the players. Jason will tell us some of the ways he managed to cover that up for viewers and what it was like calling a no-hitter in an empty stadium.
Jason’s competitor is Liz Feldman, an Emmy award-winning writer who’s worked in comedy for years. Now, she’s reached new career highs with the Netflix series “Dead to Me.” She’ll tell us all about why she’s decided to wap the show up in its third season and how she came up with the concept after a pitch meeting that was severely lacking in La Croix flavors.
Our guests will answer questions about restaurants, shyness and comedy that involves puppies and courtrooms.
What’s the difference: I Have Reservations
What’s the difference between a reservation and an appointment?
What’s the difference between someone who is reserved and someone who is shy?
Areas of Expertise:
Jason Benetti: The book Infinite Jest, the TV show “Survivor” and the film Best in Show.
Liz Feldman: The current LA Dodgers, NBC Sitcoms of the 1980s and famous lesbians.
Appearing in this episode:
With guest experts:
Michael Hitchcock, actor, writer and producer who’s appeared in all of Christopher Guest’s improvised films.
Marsha Warfield, comedian and actor whose career spans four decades.
Go Fact Yourself was devised and produced by Jim Newman and J. Keith van Straaten, in collaboration with Maximum Fun.
Theme Song by Jonathan Green.
Maximum Fun’s Senior Producer is Laura Swisher.
Associate Producer and Editor is Julian Burrell.
Mask wearing by YOU.
About the show
Twice a month, host J. Keith van Straaten and co-host Helen Hong quiz the smartest celebrities they know to find out why they love what they love! Recorded before a live audience in downtown Los Angeles, this game show features comedians, actors, and musicians answering arcane questions on topics they claim to be experts in. But don’t worry; if they slip up, there are real experts on hand to give us the facts!
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